Tennessee became the 15th state with a name, image and likeness law after Governor Bill Lee signed House Bill 1351 into effect last night. Tennessee’s start date is January 1, 2022. That leaves the only SEC states without NIL laws Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas.
When do state name, image and likeness laws go into effect?
July 1, 2021
- New Mexico
July 23, 2021
January 1, 2022
July 1, 2022
- South Carolina
December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
- New Jersey (the law goes into effect the 5th academic year after passage)
NCAA president Mark Emmert told The New York Times last week that he’s recommending the governing bodies of college sports approve new NIL rules before July 1st, or soon thereafter.
Emmert hasn’t indicated whether the NCAA will challenge any of the state laws in court. There are still several federal proposals that could preempt state laws if Congress decides to act.
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